The African continent is increasingly witnessing a progressive surge in offshore activities across the broad spectrum of maritime trade and business. With such great opportunities amidst immense resources, many observers believe this presents incredible and exciting markets for the future. Undoubtedly, many littoral African countries have considerable oil and gas reserves, bountiful fisheries and viable Sea Lanes of Communication. Despite this, we can all agree that maritime insecurity and illegal activities at sea threaten to undermine the great potential of this continent.
Realising the enormous but surmountable maritime security challenges in our collective maritime domains, the Nigerian Navy intends organising a naval conference focusing on the unique maritime security problems facing many African countries in the 21st century. In partnership with Defence IQ, the Nigerian Navy is proud to welcome you to the inaugural OPV Africa conference.
The conference, taking place from 27-29 August 2013 at the Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, seeks to gather foremost global experts in maritime security and naval matters to impart their experience and expertise. Participants will be opportuned to hear from senior Chiefs and Flag Officers from African navies. Also, maritime industry key players will display groundbreaking technologies to assist the continent in dealing with maritime security threats.
Information from GhanaWeb was used in this report.